Fire With Fire

 

From the Boston Globe:

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WASHINGTON — President Trump and his Republican allies went on the offensive Monday, vowing to pursue and even punish those responsible for the Russia investigation now that the special counsel has wrapped up without finding a criminal conspiracy to influence the 2016 election.

Trump, grim-faced and simmering with anger, denounced adversaries who have pounded him for two years over Russian election interference, calling them “treasonous” people who are guilty of “evil deeds” and should be investigated themselves. “Those people will certainly be looked at,” he said.

On Capitol Hill, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he would do just that while also calling for a new special counsel to look at the origins of the last one. White House officials and Republican lawmakers demanded the resignation of a Democratic committee chairman investigating the Russia matter, and Trump’s reelection campaign lobbied TV networks to blackball Democrats who advanced the collusion theory.




In this era of Fake News, the last hurdle to get over is the realization that it is all Fake -- Mueller was fake, and now the Anti-Mueller bloviation is fake.  The irrefutable proof of this is found in our continuing wars, supported by both parties, financed by borrowed trillions, without even a hint of a policy reason why.  No, we have Orwellian mass media telling us about the National Interest and the Need to Counter the Influence of Iran, or Russia or This Dictator or that Terrorist Group. However, none of the smug ex-Colonels on cable news ever get around to saying why any of it matters to American citizens. 

Meanwhile, Wwe are told ad nauseam about how the GOP and the Dems are furiously trying to put each other in jail, yet they find themselves in Congress in bi-partisan harmony raising the Pentagon authorization request from Donnie Fucknuts.  

This substitution of True Crime Drama for politics should not fool anybody.  But Trump is so good at his assigned role of being the most repulsive personality ever, that most of the left -- even those who realize the Democratic Party is a sham -- cannot get past their disgust to see that there is very little policy disagreement between him and his supposed enemies.  

I disagree with those here at the Community who would like to see the Trump government go after Hillary.  In the most abstract sense, I suppose I would have no objection to a legitimate prosecution of Her and Slick for all the bullshit they have ever pulled.  But that is not going to happen with our present government -- by that I mean our permanent government, not the "political" department heads that come and go when the Red and Blue teams switch their In and Out positions.


Trump -- the character, not the person -- will flail at Russia Gate for all the snark it is worth.  And, let's face it, he has an easy target.  I especially love the Die Hard Russia Gator's lines today:  

"He was not exonerated on obstruction of justice!!!!"  Nor has he provided an alibi for the Lindberg Baby kidnapping.

"I want to see the whole report!"  So if they don't get it, they will impeach and convict Trump?

This was and continues to be a political side show with no substance and no relevance to public policy.  It never made a lick of sense to begin with.  Supposing that Vlad Putin directed his Geek Squad to hack the Democratic National Committee emails and then contrived to get them made public.  So fucking what?  The very first premise of this is that divulging the Fucking Truth about Hillary is somehow a catastrophe.  It follows that what should have happened was that the public should never be allowed to know the truth about their Annointed Next President.

For two years and counting almost all the legacy media and virtually the entire Democratic Party embraced this idiotic premise, blithely ignoring the obvious implication of their campaign, that Hillary was somehow entitled to steal the nomination without anybody knowing about it.  

Now the jackboot goes to the other foot, and Boogey Man Trump will now stage his own witch hunt.



All this True Crime Drama is a fraud, distracting public consciousness from the reality that we have no democracy.

 

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beebee
Sorry it's taken so long to respond FWF, but for the last month I've had such a full plate. As w your OP, real life was getting in the way of my fake news. Ã°Å¸Ëœâ€ž

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This substitution of True Crime Drama for politics should not fool anybody.  But Trump is so good at his assigned role of being the most repulsive personality ever, that most of the left -- even those who realize the Democratic Party is a sham -- cannot get past their disgust to see that there is very little policy disagreement between him and his supposed enemies.  

I disagree with those here at the Community who would like to see the Trump government go after Hillary.  In the most abstract sense, I suppose I would have no objection to a legitimate prosecution of Her and Slick for all the bullshit they have ever pulled.  But that is not going to happen with our present government -- by that I mean our permanent government, not the "political" department heads that come and go when the Red and Blue teams switch their In and Out positions.


I know you do and I appreciate your opinions as admittedly I can't claim that this isn't but a huge distraction, or Kabuki Theater fed to the masses to keep us focused away from the important and pressing issues of our times, or that both parties aren't two sides of the exact same warfaring coin, or that anything ever is going to come of it. As I've read before, "does anyone really think the DS, is going to let Trump release the FISA docs?"

Where I differ from you is, as I've stated before is that I think that one of the investigations, Clinton's emails/servers was ended on a false premise, and Trump's collusion w Russia was started on a false premise and that that is where the corruption in both cases lies. Why Her's was ended the way it was and why Trump's was started the way it was? I think the finger points in one and the same direction.

If we were ever to right this ship, I think that needs to be exposed for all to see.
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John Armstrong
Still fighting over Watergate while feeding the congressional industrial military complex which allows them to poison the world. Not sure how many billions of gallons of poison we have spread since the "good war". "I love the smell of napalm in the morning". 
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